Sports Nutrition: Keeping It Real

Sports Nutrition: Keeping It Real

by Meg Heithcock
Sports Nutrition: Keeping It Real

Sports Nutrition: Keeping It Real

by Meg Heithcock


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Sports nutrition plays a critical role that directly affects your athletic performance and your recovery. Whether you are an athlete or just beginning to exercise, this book will answer your questions about food, what’s in it, why you need it, and how it improves performance and heals your body. Each nutritional category is separated and well defined making it easy to understand how nutrition works. The question and answer style of this book yields specific information helping you improve your nutrient intake for optimal results. You will understand more about the affects of foods on exercise, aging, fighting disease and weight loss. You will be well equipped to make your own decisions for improving exercise performance and your overall health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988593190
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Meg Heithcock has her master’s in Exercise Physiology. As first author, she published her graduate research in The Journal of Applied Physiology. Meg was Director of Clinical Physiology for special populations, and has worked in human performance laboratories and occupational medicine. Nationally, she lectures about injury prevention and personal training certification for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, (AFAA). Meg is a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition, (CISSN), and a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (CSCS). Formerly a collegiate athlete, now a record-setting triathlete, Meg also competes on tennis and soccer teams, as well as coaches youth triathletes.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Carbohydrates 5

Chapter 2 Fats 13

Chapter 3 Proteins 25

Chapter 4 Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements 31

Chapter 5 Hydrating Fluids 49

Chapter 6 Specific Exercise 57

Chapter 7 Food for Exercise 67

Chapter 8 Performance Aids 77

Chapter 9 Vegetarians, Vegans, and Omnivores 85

Chapter 10 How to Select and Prepare Food 97

Chapter 11 Calories and Calculations 111

Chapter 12 Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss 119

Chapter 13 Influence of Nutrition and Exercise on Aging 127

Chapter 14 Take Home Message 135

References 139

About the Author 157

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